Major Matina Jewell

(Retired) CSP

Life-changing perspective from the front line of leadership, resilience and change.

Finalist 2018

Major Matina Jewell

(Retired) CSP

Life-changing perspective from the front line of leadership, resilience and change.


Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP is an inspirational trailblazer, helping leaders build resilient teams to thrive through change.

Named in the ‘AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018’, Matina is also a Telstra Business Awards Finalist and was named a CPA Australia ‘Top-10 Smart Thinker’.

Among her honorary roles, Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a movement partnered with the United Nations to help empower women and children globally.

A bark portrait painting of Matina was entered for the 2019 Archibald Prize, and her incredible life story has been optioned for a global feature film.

Military Trailblazer & Peacekeeper

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP grew up in the hinterland of Byron Bay and joined the Army at age 17.  During her 15-year military career, Matina:

Advisor & Ambassador

Since being medically retired, Matina has campaigned for change for veterans and others in need through numerous honorary, ambassador and advisory roles, including:

Change Champion

Matina is a proud mum to busy young girls with husband Clent Jewell, and lives on the Far North Coast of NSW.

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Australian War Memorial

Matina's In-Their-Words contribution, now part of a permanent exhibition at the Australian War Memorial  (4.24s)

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ABC Australian Story Documentary

The Blue Beret – Parts I & II

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Foxtel Documentary

Foxtel ‘I Survived’ Documentary


Matina is honoured to be a Brand Ambassador for TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES (TFS) who have supported millions of Australians in financing and protecting their vehicles.

Matina and TFS are aligned in their passion and duty for serving the communities they work and live in.

As a UN Peacekeeper in the Middle East, Matina patrolled ‘The Blue Line’ for many months in her TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO.

And Matina is just as appreciative of the safety and comfort of TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO doing the school drop-off and pick-ups today.

With aligned values of respect, passion, quality, innovation, and collaboration, Matina Jewell is proud to be associated with the HOGO BOSS brand.

With sustainability and success inextricably linked, HUGO BOSS has long been Matina’s first choice as the most accessible, fashionable and innovative wardrobe. “HUGO BOSS offers high quality and comfort every time – whether I’m heading to a keynote speech from a long haul flight, or to a coffee meeting from school pick up”.

Quality, innovation, and responsibility form the foundation of HUGO BOSS sustainability strategy, and focus efforts on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Matina was named in the
AFR 100 Women of Influence 2018′.
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AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards
Finalist 2018

AFR 100 Women of Influence Awards Finalist 2018

The Australian Financial Review (AFR) 100 Women of Influence Awards identifies Australian women championing change in business and society, and those who have dedicated their time and energy to help and encourage other women fighting for change every day.

Professional Speakers Australia
Certified Speaking Professional 2017

Professional Speakers Australia Certified Speaking Professional 2017

Matina was awarded Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation by the Professional Speakers Association Australia in 2017, being recognised internationally as a professional speaker of the highest standard.

Telstra Business Women’s Awards
Finalist 2016

Telstra Business Women’s Awards Finalist 2016

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards recognises outstanding women and celebrates those doing business differently, redefining the conversation on female leadership at all levels of business.
Honorary roles

Project Thankful

Project Thankful Founding Ambassador

Matina is a founding ambassador for Project Thankful, a movement to encourage all of us to reflect on how the everyday can be extraordinary. Thankful® is partnered with the United Nations for the empowerment and cessation of violence against women and children, globally.

Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Ambassador

Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Ambassador

The Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project was established to raise funds to construct the memorial honouring the service, courage and sacrifice of Australian peacekeepers in the service of international peace and security. The memorial opened in Canberra on 14th September 2017, the 70th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in UN Peacekeeping Missions.

ANZAC Centenary

ANZAC Spirit - ANZAC Centenary Commissioner

Matina provided advice to the Prime Minister and Government as one of the six-member ANZAC Centenary Commission, which included former Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and the late Malcolm Fraser, on how to best commemorate arguably one of the most important milestones in our young Nation's history - The ANZAC Centenary from 2014 to 2018.
Recent Activity

Fantastic to kick off virtual events for the year – back in the studio today to talk with the amazing leaders @isagenixanz
2021 let’s do this!

#matinajewell #keynotespeaker #thoughtleadership #virtualkeynote #leadershipinaction #bossxmatina #kailisjewellery #resilienceinaction

Have you left some space this week for creativity?
Neuroscientist Allan Parker talks about allowing room for new arrivals. Sometimes we get so busy that there simply isn’t space for the right things to show up in our lives.
I’d love to hear what lands in your world this week.

Can you believe we are 2 wks into 2021? For me, NYE seems like it was months ago!
So, how is your mindset & how are your goals stacking up now that ‘21 has commenced?
Adaptability & flexibility remain high on my methods of operating.
What are you looking forward to most in 2021?

My favourite quote this week seems timely with the start of new year & all the disruption of our holiday plans.
“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path”.
What do you need to clear to be on the right path for a productive 2021?


Delighted to be included in @CEOMagazineIN list of “favourite quotes from the stories of some remarkable women”
May we all find peace, inspiration & strength in 2021 to write a new chapter of our own stories

#matinajewell #keynotespeaker @susanarmstrong_

Let’s do this 2021
I approach this new year somewhat cautiously, respectfully & with a renewed appreciation for so many things. If nothing else 2020 reminded me of the power of adaptability & flexibility. I’m taking these attributes into a new year with positivity for us all.

I find those delightful few days between Christmas & New Years, where you have no idea what day it is, are a perfect period of time for reflection, creativity, setting intentions and a little fun!
How are you spending the last days of 2020?
#matinajewell #leadershipkeynotespeaker

With 2020 throwing us another Covid blow this week & many of us having our Christmas plans thrown into complete disarray, its timely to #Check5
Take some time to check-in on 5 of your friends & family Encourage others in your network to do the same
#SquaredAway #CheckYourMates

In studio recording the voice-overs for gamified activities in my next online program
2020 has been a year of new challenges & firsts for me & my team. It’s been daunting & exciting all at the same time!
#leadershipinaction #onlinetraining #resilienceinaction #matinajewellonline

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I admire people who are really clear on their purpose.

I know that when I am living purposefully, I feel more meaning in everything I do.

And when I take action around my purpose, I feel fulfilled.

I call this ‘dutiful’; the duty we have to ourselves to live life on purpose.

purposeful  + meaningful + actionable = fulfilment

It feels beautiful to live dutiful.